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♪ i never really cared ♪ until i met you... a1 makes the burger king steakhouse burger sing. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news captiod byhe t national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> heyman in myanmar will be on his way home thanks to senator jim webb. we are live at his office. what can you tell us? >> we know that the senator had this scheduled trip and arrived on friday in myanmar hoping to talk to leaders. on a five-nation tour, jim webb got just what he wanted. he had unprecedented talks with
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leaders and he won the release of an american. on tuesday, johnheyett sentenced toea rs of hard labor for helping a democracy leader violate the terms of her house arrest. in a statement, the senator said, "i'm grateful to the government for honoring these requests and it is my hope that we can take advantage of these gestures as a way to begin laying a foundation of good will and confidence building in the future." >> it is a good thing. it will help raise awareness of the situation. it is getting the u.s. involved. >> webb is the first member of congress in more than a decade to visit the country. some people hope this release will let the u.s. focus more on the controversy in the asian
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country. >> it will put pressure on the government and it might eventually result in a change. i do not think it will happen quickly. everything helps. this is a step in the right direction. >> yettaw will begin his journey back home tomorrow. he will be escorted by senator jim webb. abc 7 news. >> thank you. president obama continues his push to get the plan to overhaul the health-care system. he is at a town hall meeting in colorado right now. we are in the satellite center with details. richard, what questions do people want answered? >> we did an informal poll with people in the d.c. area. people are concerned about how to pay for reform. some estimates put the cost at $1 trillion. they wonder if they will be able to keep their own health care
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plan if they want to. on this hot saturday, as the president prepares for another town hall meeting -- >> i do not really think it is going to work. i would be interested to find out. >> d.c.-area residents are weighing in on the debate. >> how will you pay for it? $1 trillion. >> president obama was challenged. the president responded to people like him. >> you are absolutely right. i cannot cover another 46 million people for free. >> mr. obama tried to reassure. no death panels, but a plan that works for patients. >> if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it. it you do not have insurance, you will finally be able to afford it. >> there's the principle of
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universal health ce. >> if republican leaders worry about the cost, many wonder if this will really work. >> how he plans to allow everybody to keep their own health care program if they want to, because i think that is one thing that is being glossed over. >> recent polls show about 49% of americans disapprove of the president's handling of health care policy. 43% approve. the white house is pulling out all the stops here. the president himself is now on the road. abc 7 news. >> thanks so much. if you plan on taking metro, leave yourself extra time. maintenance will cause delays on the red and orange lines. red line trains will not stop at
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totten station. now is your chance to speak out about a proposed toll increase. the metropolitan washington airports authority wants to raise tolls by 25 cents to help pay for the metro rail extension. let officials know what you think by attending three public meetings or visit the website. martin o'malley is looking at budgetuts. he says his budget secretaire recommended cutting $250 million in state and local government data. the cuts will affect health, police say, and highways. more than $400 million in cuts will be proposed later this month. a judge who admitted to deflating the tire of a car
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parked in restricted area has been suspended from hearing criminal cases. he has already left his post as chief administrative judge but has not stepped down from the bench. authorities are investigating the incident and have not decided whether he will face charges. an elderly woman after being -- had to be taken to the hospital. a blaze broke out around 6:15. when firefighters arrived, they found the 82-year-old suffering from smoke inhalation and minor burns. this -- the woman is suffering non-life threatening injuries. the week and got off to a nice start. time to check on h the rest of the week is shaping up. we have the latest developments. >> another warm and humid evening ahead with plenty of sunshine for the next couple of hours before the sun sets. we're looking at satellite and radar. a few high t clouds and an
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isolated thunderstorm bubbling up across eastern west virginia. nothing will affect us. temperatures are falling in the 60's. patchy fog during the early- morning hours. i will introduce you to the latest tropical storms and we will check up the track in a few moments. >> thank you so much. still to come here on abc 7 news, remembering woodstock 40 years later. we will take a look back at the music festival that defined a generation. take a look at this, flames racing for california and leaving behind miles of scorched earth. we will show you the dramatic pictures as firefighters struggled to get it out of control. u.s. marines raid a taliban compound. we have the details
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>> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00. >> seven people were killed and 91 were injured in a suicide bombing outside nato headquarters in afghanistan. the bomber eve dated several rings of police in kabul. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack days before the presidential election. u.s. marines were going after taliban militants in southern afghanistan. they raided a compound used by the taliban to attack u.s. troops. they found marijuana plants and materials used to build roadside bombs. this part of afghanistan has been held by the taliban for years. secretary of state hillary clinton was pressing iran to
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e wave americans beingho orrobert levson has been missing since 2007 and three hikers were detained on july 31 after they crossed into iran from iraq. a scholar was arrested last month for provoking unrest. police say the thieves made off with $65 million worth of stolen jewelry might have actually tried to rob the store before. scotland yard investigators believe the suspects were caught by cameras two days before the robbery. police do not know why. a reward has been offered for the capture of suspects. it was 40 years ago that hundreds of thousands of people gathered at a farm in upstate new york for a music festival that became the symbol for a whole generation.
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those who attended the woodstock festival in august, 1969, wanted to send a message. the country was in turmoil and anti-war demonstrations were commonplace. >> all of the goals and the imagination and the frontiers they were seeking in those years sort of crystallized there. >> they were not prepared for the crowds, the food shortage, the drug use, and the rain. up next here on abc 7 news, firefighters battling raging wildfires in california. they are now fighting mother nature. we will have the very latest as hundreds of people are forced to flee. we have lots of sunshine today, but what is in store for the rest of the weekend? that th
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>> thousands of firefighters are battling nearly one dozen fires raging in california. dry conditions are fueling the flames. a fire in the santa cruz mountains has charged close to 8,000 acres. we have the latest. >> strong winds could ignite more wildfires in parched areas of california. >> this is a little scary because of the wind. >> we're concerned about the heat. >> the worst fire is around santa cruz. >> we have a state of emergency fosanta cruz county. >> 2600 buildings are threatened by 11 fires raging in california. >> we have people around homes in the immediate area where of
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the fire does bump up into that, they will do their best to protect the structures. >> the state has mobilized forces to battle the flames, but battling them is taking a toll. >> over 700 injuries. we have five shelters. there are 25 fire fighters that have been injured. >> families are worried that they might lose everything. this summer staying. >> we have been up all night. we have only had a couple of hours of sleep. >> we could see the flames spreading so quickly. >> the steep terrain and dense vegetation are making it difficult to contain the fires. dozens of local teenagers attend a workshop today, helping them to realize dreams. the event was organized and held by the historic church in
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alexandria. the event was designed to empower and inspire the young people. a very impressive group of students out there. >> it is a big group. at least the weather was nice. we will look for little more humidity to night. temperatures are above average. take a look of the tropics. tropical storm ana now moving toward the west. the winds are around 40 m.p.h. it is not expected to intensify a whole lot. it will eventually track toward florida over the next week. tropical storm bill has a better potential to become a hurricane over the next couple of days. stay tuned. here is what is going on from our time lapse from this morning. patchy fogthe cloud s the clouds are beginning to clear out. a nice evening as on the weay as
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temperatures will hold in the 80's'ssac a troa.he we have a live shot outside. temperatures will remain comfortable. here is what is going on ' we will make two stops this evening. the first one will take us to lafayette elementary school. 84 degrees. no rain fell to speak of. alexandria is 85. a quick look at ocean city, md. temperatures are around 76 degrees. the official high-end reagan national airport, 89 degrees after a low of 72 in the morning. 80 degrees right now. the cool air is to the north and west of us. temperatures are in the 70's. 77 across the dakotas. a push of warm air tomorrow. enty of sunshine and above
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average temperatures. that is moving off toward the east. a few scattered clouds for the overnight hours and patchy fog tomorrow morning. otherwise, another day of hot temperatures. cooler temperatures for the beaches. 80 degrees for ocean city tomorrow. scattered clouds tonight. temperatures in the 60's and lower-70's. tomorrow morning, patchy fog will give way to sunshine. we move into the 80's. 94 daytime high with lots of sunshine and the wind out of the south. here is the extended outlook. sunshine forecast on monday. 91 degrees. cold front late tuesday with a high around 90. we will see cooler air. a degree or two cooler on wednesday. not quite as humid.
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the big story for the next several days will be the development of these tropical storms. bill could be exciting. >> really? keep us posted. we willpdate that at 11:00. thank you. turning to sports. the redskins were practicing, despite the heat. >> they turned up the heat. michael vick is back on the nfl practice field. we will check in with michael at your chevy dealer. with more eligible models qualifies to be recycled,one. you can get a $3500 or $4500 government rebate. and just announced! if you qualify for the clunker rebate, you may also qualify for 0% apr for 72 months. that means you can buy this silverado lfor-t fon22 $8
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>> t redskins turned up the heat at practice today. watch the twoo at it. they went one-on-one for the entire practice.
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the coach said the intensity will pick up for training camp. >> we will be pushing all of the guys. they're beating you up. at the end of the day, we have got to get better. you have to find a way to get better. we are competing back and forth, back and forth. >> our tempo will improve. the pace with which people practice, the intensity with which people practice, they got a taste of what was in the game. i think those things will happen. >> michaevick put on his philadelphia eagles jersey this morning and ran out to start his first nfl practice in two years. the eagles signed a contract with him yesterday. vick should be comfortable with
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the offensive system, but it will take some time until he is in shape for football. >> he knows the offense, at least the foundation of it. that will help speed this up. the running andhrowg come all of thohi throwing come all of those things that he does, it will take a little time. >> the nationals have put the money on the table. there is a record-breaking contract offer. we do not know the details, but the nationals are offering more than e $10.5 million deal offered to mark prioyor. fifth inning, the party gets started. solo home run, 1-0, and it would stay that way until the seventh. home run, 2-0.
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the nationals hold on and a snap their losing streak to win. a step backward in toronto. one player for toronto used his head. toronto was up. he shoots and scores. the ladies are kicking the ball around today. she is so nice, she only has one name. right between her legs into the bowl. >> wow. >> jersey winds 2-1 -- jersey wins 2-1. >> stay with us.
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>> and dozens of people spent the day turning a wall into a work of art. over 100 artists and others are painting a wall that is larger than a football field at the rhode island avenue shopping center. people of all ages participated in the event and it continues until 8:00 this evening. it is not too late to go out there. >> i cannot even paint by numbers. the temperatures tomorrow, not quite as humid. 91 degrees on monday with sunshine. the next best chance for showers is late tuesday into tuesday night. a weak cold front will move her. temperatures behind it are not much cooler.
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90 on thursday. >> thank you so much for joining us. we believe the -- we will be back here at 11:00. have a wonderful evening. ♪ till now

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